GENERAL INFORMATION: Under the direction and supervision of the Assistant Director, this position is responsible for the coordination and management of the NAU Outdoor Adventures Program within the Department of Campus Recreation. Primary functions include but are not limited to the oversight of Land and River programs, educational programs, Challenge Course, and supervision of one full-time employee.
Manage the operations, budget, scheduling, logistics, and inventory for outdoor-based and Challenge Course programs.
Provide development, guidance, and leadership to the Challenge Course Program Coordinator.
Oversee the development and revisions of policies and procedures for Outdoor Adventures program.
Develop and administer a comprehensive risk management program for all Outdoor Adventures staff to emphasize safety in all programs, including the facilitation of red alert drills, and trip briefing/de-briefing.
Provide oversight to the student-lead Bike Hub, serving as a liaison for supporting and managing the program to promote bicycle education, safety, and maintenance practices for the campus community.
Serve as a Manager-on-Duty during various courses to provide support to trip leaders in emergency/non-emergency situations.
Develop and maintain "Base Camp" Outdoor Activity Resource Center, providing supervision to front desk staff, facilitating open-house events, and keeping resources up to date.
Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate qualified student employees and non-student employees.
Coordinate the Instructor Training Workshop program to develop leadership skills among student and non-student staff and focus on continuing education opportunities.
Foster partnerships with internal and external departments and agencies to enhance program quality and opportunities for staff and participants as it relates to outdoor programming.
Prepare and maintain program assessments and data, roster management, evaluations, academic success tracking, and year-end accomplishments.
Contribute to Campus Recreation’s marketing and social media efforts; assist with the management and maintenance of web page content.
Create and maintain a supportive and culturally rich, diverse, and inclusive environment for staff and participants.
Track program financial data, monitor budgets, reconcile finances, and prepare statistical and financial reports.
Act as a representative and liaison for Campus Recreation and other university departments
Participate as a representative of Campus Recreation at university programs and events, including but not limited to: Family Weekend, Homecoming, Orientation, Expos, Welcome Week and New Employee Orientations.
Provide accurate and timely communications to with supervisor and Campus Recreation Leadership.
The position may require working mornings, evenings and weekends.
Other duties as assigned to support division and departmental vision, objectives and goals.
Bachelor’s Degree in Outdoor Leadership, Leisure Studies, Parks & Recreation Management, or related field AND two years administrative/coordinator program experience; OR,
Three years of progressively responsible work experience in an Outdoor Recreation setting or related field. OR,
Any equivalent combination of experience, training, and/or education.
Must have current certifications in Wilderness First Responder from a nationally accredited organization.
Northern Arizona University is a residential campus of over 25,000 students, located at 7,000 feet in Flagstaff Arizona. NAU is surrounded by forests, mountains, lakes, and miles of hiking & biking trails, all within a short drive of Phoenix or Grand Canyon National Park. It is an excellent city and university in which to live and work, and we are excited to grow our professional recreation staff ...with the addition of this position.
Our Recreation Center is located within the 335,000 square foot Health and Learning Center (HLC), opened in 2011. This unique building engages students in holistic learning by integrating recreation, health services, athletics, and classrooms into one central location. Opened in February 2016, the Aquatic & Tennis Center features two world class pools and six indoor tennis courts, with six additional outdoor tennis courts as well as an outdoor grass playing field. The department also features three outdoor sports facilities and an outdoor challenge course. www.nau.edu/recreation